Kay Bell: lyricist‒writer‒author

 
 

Bio

Songwriting Biography

From time to time, I just 'put it out there'.

 

The 'it' refers to both lyrics and finished songs - simply to see if &/or how they're received by those with no vested interest in what I've/we've been working on. For me, this has proven to be a really worthwhile barometer of what's striking a chord with people.

 

Although some people fear, or become disillusioned by, rejection, my years within the acting industry have helped me understand that the results of creative pursuits are not only subjective; they also face so many variables (at any given point in time) that can sway  final decisions and consequently, results.

 

Having said that, I'm driven to share, so I'll continue honing my 'songwriting' skills and always challenge myself to write from a place of truth and emotional honesty as I believe that creates conduits of feeling that we can all relate to, at different times.

 

Life to me is far too precious to inevitably leave, without also leaving some understanding of what my soul has experienced. 

 

Songwriting Achievements:

  • Winning a mentorship with legendary LA Producer, David Kershenbaum for a co-written track, “Delirious” (K.Bell/K.Ferguson).
  • Receiving an invitation to attend a songwriting camp in London for a winning co-written track, “All He Needs” (K. Bell/K. Ferguson)—judged by a panel including the late Robin Gibb—while raising awareness and funding in support of the Children’s Cancer Institute of Australia in memory of Jesse French Assange 
  • Having a co-written song, “You Can Fly” (K. Bell/S. Tydeman/A. Snape) placed on hold, under consideration for the opening ceremony of the 2006 Melbourne, Australia—Commonwealth Games.

 

Songwriting Awards:

  

 

YEAR

AWARD

SONG TITLE

CATEGORY

WRITER/S

COMPETITION

2016

COMMENDATION

FOR OUR CHILDREN

Environment

Kay Bell/James Shipstone

Change the World with Your Song Competition

2015

FINALIST

FOR OUR CHILDREN

Adult Contemporary

Kay Bell/James Shipstone

USA - Song Of The Year, International Song Contest

2015

FINALIST

FOR OUR CHILDREN

Adult Contemporary

Kay Bell/James Shipstone

The UK International Songwriting Contest

2015

FINALIST

FOR OUR CHILDREN

Open

Kay Bell/James Shipstone

The UK International Songwriting Contest

2015

SEMI-FINALIST

FOR OUR CHILDREN

Music Video

Kay Bell/James Shipstone

The UK International Songwriting Contest

2015

SEMI-FINALIST

FOR OUR CHILDREN

Lyrics only

Kay Bell 

The UK International Songwriting Contest

2015

5th PLACE

OUR SLIM

Lyrics only

Kay Bell

SONGSALiVE!, AUSTRALIA –The Song Comp

2015

FINALIST

CAUGHT HALFWAY

Lyrics only

Kay Bell

SONGSALiVE!, AUSTRALIA –The Song Comp

2015

HONOURABLE MENTION

FOR OUR CHILDREN

Christian

 

Kay Bell/Jim Shipstone

USA – SongDoor International Songwriting Competition

2014

5th PLACE

FOR OUR CHILDREN

 

Spiritual

Kay Bell/Jim Shipstone

Australian Songwriting Association

2014

FINALIST

FOR OUR CHILDREN

 

Ballad

Kay Bell/Jim Shipstone

Australian Songwriting Association

2014

6th PLACE

THIS IS OUR HOME

 

Lyrics only

Kay Bell

Australian Songwriting Association

2014

FINALIST

I HEART YOU

 

Lyrics only

Kay Bell

Australian Songwriting Association

2013

FINALIST

FOR OUR CHILDREN

Spiritual/Religious

Kay Bell/Jim Shipstone

SONGSALiVE!, AUSTRALIA –

The Song Comp

2013

FINALIST

AIR RAID WARNING

 

Lyrics only

Kay Bell

SONGSALiVE!, AUSTRALIA –

 The Song Comp

2013

FINALIST

AND I CRY

 

Lyrics only

Kay Bell

SONGSALiVE!, AUSTRALIA –

The Song Comp

2013

FINALIST

FULL CIRCLE

 

Lyrics only

Kay Bell

SONGSALiVE!, AUSTRALIA –

The Song Comp

2013

FINALIST

MATCHBOX

 

Lyrics only

Kay Bell

SONGSALiVE!, AUSTRALIA –

The Song Comp

2013

FINALIST

WATCHING ME

Soft Rock/Singer-songwriter

Kay Bell/Jim Shipstone

USA – SongDoor International Songwriting Competition

2013

HONOURABLE MENTION

FOR OUR CHILDREN

Christian

 

Kay Bell/Jim Shipstone

USA – SongDoor International Songwriting Competition

2013

SEMI-FINALIST

WATCHING ME

 

Love Songs

Kay Bell/Jim Shipstone

The UK International Songwriting Contest

2013

COMMENDED

WATCHING ME

 

Adult Contemporary

Kay Bell/Jim Shipstone

The UK International Songwriting Contest

2013

RUNNER UP

WATCHING ME

 

 

Kay Bell/Jim Shipstone

 

USA - Song Of The Year, International Song Contest

2012

WINNER

FRACTURED FAIRY-TALE

'Lyrics Of The Year'

Kay Bell

SONGSALiVE!, AUSTRALIA –

The Song Comp

2012

FINALIST

BEAUTIFUL CHAOS

 

Lyrics only

Kay Bell

SONGSALiVE!, AUSTRALIA –

The Song Comp

2012

FINALIST

FALL

 

Lyrics only

Kay Bell

SONGSALiVE!, AUSTRALIA –

The Song Comp

2012

FINALIST

IF THE FURS WEREN'T PSYCHEDELIC

 

Lyrics only

Kay Bell

SONGSALiVE!, AUSTRALIA –

The Song Comp

2012

FINALIST

KILL THE LIGHTS

Lyrics only

Kay Bell

SONGSALiVE!, AUSTRALIA –

The Song Comp

2012

FINALIST

MRS BROWN

 

Lyrics only

Kay Bell

SONGSALiVE!, AUSTRALIA –

The Song Comp

2012

FINALIST

RAINBOWS

 

Lyrics only

Kay Bell

SONGSALiVE!, AUSTRALIA –

The Song Comp

2012

FINALIST

SPINNING

Christian

 

Kay Bell/Kat Ferguson

USA – SongDoor International Songwriting Competition

2012

FINALIST

MY HEART WOULD SING AGAIN

 

Christian

Kay Bell/Kat Ferguson

USA – SongDoor International Songwriting Competition

2012

HONOURABLE MENTION

UNITE

Pop

Kay Bell/Kat Ferguson

USA – SongDoor International Songwriting Competition

2012

HONOURABLE MENTION

FRAGILE BOY

Pop

Kay Bell/Kat Ferguson

USA – SongDoor International Songwriting Competition

2012

HONOURABLE MENTION

ALL HE NEEDS

Pop

Kay Bell/Kat Ferguson

USA – SongDoor International Songwriting Competition

2012

SEMI-FINALIST

DELIRIOUS

Pop

Kay Bell/Kat Ferguson

UK – The UK International Songwriting Contest

2012

SEMI-FINALISTS

AND I CRY

 

Lyrics only

Kay Bell

UK –The UK International Songwriting Contest

2012

SEMI-FINALISTS

MRS BROWN

Lyrics only

Kay Bell

UK –The UK International Songwriting Contest

2012

COMMENDED

IF THE FURS WEREN'T PSYCHEDELIC

Lyrics only

Kay Bell

UK –The UK International Songwriting Contest

2012

COMMENDED

FRAGILE BOY

Pop

 

Kay Bell/Kat Ferguson

UK –The UK International Songwriting Contest

2012

SONG PLACED

DELIRIOUS

 

Short Film: ‘Jump Club’

Kay Bell/Kat Ferguson

TROP JR (Tropfest Film Festival)

2012

SONG PLACED

MY HEART WOULD SING AGAIN

Wild Women Compilation CD

Kay Bell/Kat Ferguson

Recording artist - Kat Ferguson

2012

FINALIST

FRAGILE BOY

Pop

Kay Bell/Kat Ferguson

Musicoz Awards

2012

FINALIST

DELIRIOUS

 

Rock

Kay Bell/Kat Ferguson

Musicoz Awards

2012

FINALIST

FRACTURED FAIRY-TALE

Lyrics only

Kay Bell

Australian Songwriting Association

2012

FINALIST

DELIRIOUS

Songwriting

Kay Bell/Kat Ferguson

UK – Brit Writers' Awards, International Writing Contest

2012

RUNNER UP

KILL THE LIGHTS

Lyrics only

Kay Bell

USA – Song of The Year, International Songwriting Contest

2010

WINNER

ALL HE NEEDS

 

Pop

Kay Bell/Kat Ferguson

UK – Festival4stars, International Songwriting Competition

2010

SONG PLACED

IF I COULD HAVE ONE WISH– Eva Rinaldi version

 

Kay Bell/Kat Ferguson

Documentary: ‘Dear Oprah…’

 

2010

SONG PLACED

YOU CAN FLY

 

Kay Bell/Sven Tydeman/Anthony Snape

Documentary: ‘Where The Street’s Have No Name’

 

2009

WINNER

DELIRIOUS

Pop

Kay Bell/Kat Ferguson

USA – Musicpro Hollywood/David Kershenbaum International Songwriting Contest

2009

SONG HELD

FRAGILE BOY

For CD

Kay Bell/Kat Ferguson

Recording artist – (ex So You Think You Can Dance)

2007

FINALIST

SPINNING

Spiritual

 

Kay Bell/Kat Ferguson

Australian Songwriting Association

 

2006

SONG HELD

YOU CAN FLY

 

 

Commonwealth Games

Kay Bell/Sven Tydeman/Anthony Snape

Melbourne, Australia – Commonwealth Games

2003

WINNER

NEW FLAME

Pop/Contemporary

Kay Bell/Erinn Sherlock

 

Australian Songwriting Association

2003

FINALIST

OUR SLIM

 

Lyrics only

Kay Bell

Australian Songwriting Association

 

2003

FINALIST

OUR SLIM

 

Lyrics only

Kay Bell

Tamworth Songwriting Association

2002

3rd PLACE

FRAGILE WINGS

From the Inside

Kay Bell/Wendy Ford

Australian Songwriting Association

 

2002

FINALIST

WHY DID IT HAPPEN?

 

Lyrics only

Kay Bell

Australian Songwriting Association

 

2002

SONG PLACED

TAKE MY HEART

On The Right Track CD

Kay Bell/Roseanne Gallo

 

Recording artist - Roseanne Gallo

2001

2nd PLACE

MRS BROWN

 

Lyrics only

Kay Bell

Australian Songwriting Association